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  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • Health

     

    Name of Course: Health 7
    Course #: M14711
    Course Length: 1 Quarter

     

    Course Description:

    Course provides students the opportunity to explore health related concepts in connection with their personal lives. Emphasis on concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health, use of interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks and strategies to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

     

    Standards

    • NHES 1.8.1: Analyze the relationships between healthy behaviors and personal health
    • NHES 5.8.6: Choose healthy alternatives over unhealthy alternatives when making a decision
    • NHES 1.8.5: Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent health problems
    • NHES 4.8.1: Apply effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health
    • NHES 1.8.3: Analyze how the environment affects personal health
    • NHES 1.8.5: Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent health problems
    • NHES 1.8.9: Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors
    • NHES 4.8.4: Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance the health of self and others
    • NHES 7.8.2: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others
    • NHES 6.8.2: Develop a goal to adopt, maintain, or improve a personal health practice
    • NHES 1.8.9: Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness in engaging in unhealthy behaviors
    • NHES 1.8.2: Describe the interrelationships of emotional, intellectual, physical, and social health in adolescence
    • NHES 7.8.1: Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors
    • NHES 4.8.2: Demonstrate refusal skills and negotiation skills to avoid or reduce health risks
    • NHES 1.8.8: Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors
    • NHES 7.8.3: Demonstrate behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks to self and others

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.

     


     

    Name of Course: Health 8
    Course #: M14811
    Course Length: 1 Quarter

     

    Course Description:

    Course provides students the opportunity to explore health related concepts in connection with their personal lives. Emphasis on concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health, importance of access to valid information and products and services to enhance health, use of interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks, and use of decision-making skills to enhance health.

     

    Standards

    • NHES 3.8.1: Analyze the validity of health information, products and services
    • NHES 4.8.2: Demonstrate refusal and negotiation skills to avoid or reduce health risks
    • NHES 5.8.2: Determine when health-related situations require the application of a thoughtful decision making process
    • NHES 3.8.5: Locate valid and reliable health products and services
    • NHES 2.8.2: Describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices and behaviors
    • NHES 5.8.7: Analyze the outcomes of a health related decision
    • NHES 4.8.4: Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance the health of self and others
    • NHES 2.8.5: Analyze how messages from media influence health behaviors
    • NHES 5.8.4: Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy alternatives to health-related issues or problems
    • NHES 8.8.1: State a health enhancing position on a topic and support it with accurate information
    • NHES 8.8.2: Demonstrate how to influence and support others to make positive health choices
    • NHES 1.8.9: Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors
    • NHES 1.8.8: Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors
    • NHES 1.8.6: Explain how appropriate health care can promote personal health
    • NHES 2.8.10: Explain how school and public health policies can influence health promotion and disease prevention
    • NHES 1.8.3: Analyze how the environment affects personal health
    • NHES 7.8.2: Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.